Principal Newman selected as a Neubauer Fellow, whose Foundation also funds a K-3 Spanish program at Arthur

Principal Newman selected as a Neubauer Fellow, whose Foundation also funds a K-3 Spanish program at Arthur

Principal Kim Newman was selected as a 2016-17 Neubauer Fellow. The Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership provides selected high-performers with quality professional development that refines and augments their leadership skills in order to lead their schools to higher levels of learning.

Arthur Elementary playground to transform into outdoor learning lab

Arthur Elementary playground to transform into outdoor learning lab

When Marcquaan Marion was in kindergarten, his school’s playground was an empty asphalt parking lot with a lone basketball hoop and not a single a patch of shade.

Marion, now a 7th grader, spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for Chester Arthur Elementary School’s new Outdoor STEM Learning Lab. When complete, the playground for the school at 20th and Catharine Streets will be transformed into a green space with multiple outdoor classrooms for inquiry-driven learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).